Headlines 04.24.2012

Reduced prices, record-low mortgage rates, higher rents and an improving job market appear to be emboldening many would-be buyers. Open houses are drawing crowds. A wave of foreclosures is leading investors to grab bargain-priced homes.  ~AP

Here are some of the headlines in real estate from the last week…

Short sales expected to surge this year  ~  CNN

Housing market no longer yours for a steal  ~  Seattle Times

Lay groundwork carefully on buying your first home  ~  Seattle Times

Homebuying warms up in many parts of nation  ~  AP

Inside the foreclosure factory, they’re working overtime  ~  MSNBC

Rental Property Investing 101 – Tips for Future Property Moguls  ~  Zillow

Most Popular Cities: …Seattle Best-Liked  ~  Huffington Post